Football is clearly the number one sport in Jamaica
, closely followed by cricket and athletics. Jamaica
have qualified on five occasions for the CONCACAF continental championship (Gold Cup), finishing third in 1993 and fourth in 1998. However, the island's greatest day came in 1998 with the national team's debut appearance at the FIFA World Cup? finals in France. Qualification for the FIFA World Youth Championship 2001 and the FIFA U-17 World Championship 1999 is evidence of the excellent work being carried out at youth level. John Barnes (a Jamaican-born player who played many games for Liverpool FC and England) is still the most famous player from the island. Frank Sinclair, Fitzroy Simpson and Paul Hall are three other Jamaican players who have played at the very highest level of English football.